Time For The NCAA To Face The Man In The Mirror

Well, isn't this just cute. It seems the NCAA has once again made itself the butt of the joke, or in this case, the subject of a lawsuit.
When you get all you want and you struggle for self, and the world makes you king for a day,then go to the mirror and look at yourself and see what that man has to say.

For it isn't your mother, your father or wife whose judgment upon you must pass, but the man, whose verdict counts most in your life is the one staring back from the glass.

He's the fellow to please, never mind all the rest for he's with you right to the end, and you've passed your most difficult test, if the man in the glass is your friend.

You may be like Jack Horner and "chisel" a plum, and think you're a wonderful guy, but the man in the glass says you're only a bum if you can't look him straight in the eye.

You can fool the whole world,down the highway of years,and take pats on the back as you pass, But your final reward will be heartache and tears, if you've cheated the man in the glass.-

Peter "Dale" Wimbrow Sr.

To everything there is a season, and to the NCAA their season of well deserved recompense may very well be at hand. There is nothing worse than a hypocrite who cannot see their hypocracy, inspite of their attempts to do so. Mark Emmert is now at the helm of a ship that sails in spite of the wind that they themselves created by claiming reform and spouting their high morals. And they have no one to blame but themselves.

Today the world is going to enjoy a holiday of Thanksgiving. We will all find our own way to enjoy the holiday, be it with family or friends, filling our bellies with tons of food, or sitting in front of the TV watching the Lions try to beat the odds again. And some folks will even click on their computers and see what hits the internet and the revelations it brings. this story will be one of the ones college sports fans will be looking at.

Todd McNair is no saint, he's not going to win any Nobel Peace prizes. But he is also not what the NCAA painted him to be either.

The NCAA's report on ethical breaches by Todd McNair was flawed, and the former coach has shown a probability he can win his defamation claims, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Frederick Shaller said.

The NCAA is now going to be facing a defamation suit that will show that it has once again cast aside all definitions of legality and morality by pushing it's "guilty until proven innocent" agenda. They know they are wrong, they know why they are wrong, and yet they still cannot come to terms with what they have become.

''We are disappointed with the decision and plan to appeal,'' the NCAA said in a statement.

Well, no kidding. I just bet you are. this comes on the heels of another NCAA blunderfest where they finally ruled Shabazz Muhammad eligible after a source went public claiming that an NCAA investigator had their "mind already made up" about Shabazz and his family, long before any evidence was presented which would have allowed for any reasonable conclusion.

How many more of these are going to come to light? Was Enes Kanter's eligibility review handled any differently? And what of the NCAA's handling of Memphis' situation a few years back? Is there now enough "reasonable doubt" to think that in that situation as well, that the NCAA acted not only in a premeditated manner, but without any evidence to support their actions? Will this now call all NCAA investigations underway into question and ultimately lead to what most of us who live in reality town already believe and start the ball rolling to render the NCAA a moot point? Mark Emmert came to his position atop that mountain of antipathy and uselessness less than two years ago and said that the NCAA was going to "crack down" on those who sought to circumvent the rules. They were going to give the NCAA some teeth as it were. All they have succeeded in doing is to make an even worse mockery of what has become an outdated and ineffectual institution with nothing more than a fat bank account and a dark shadow cast over it's name. When is the real reform coming to town Mr. Emmert? Who is going to fix what is truly broken? And what do you see when you look in the mirror sir?

A lot of people have wondered what it would take to set the member schools of the NCAA on a path to making changes which have been due for a long time. Well, the answer to that question may very well be money, just like it is for most things NCAA-related. When the actions of the NCAA start costing it's member institutions money in the form of lawsuits and legal expenses, not to mention the ill will and bad publicity, maybe then someone will wake up and smell the coffee.

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